Multicopters and drones
Infineon brings ready-to-use drone solutions to a high-potential, emerging market. As a leading semiconductor company, we offer a complete system solution that includes every essential semiconductor, from power electronics, to controllers, to securities, to authentication, to sensors.
For drones and multicopters, flying is the most critical application in terms of performance, efficiency and control. At Infineon, we cover all relevant aspects and address your precise needs, allowing you to design a highly-efficient multicopter capable of what counts most for consumers: long airtime. Here, the control is the soul of the system and our cutting-edge technologies and portfolio let you achieve a higher degree of innovation and differentiation. Additionally, our state-of-the-art security solutions can help establish a brand’s identity and help ensure brand protection.
Drone and multicopter solutions from Infineon
In Infineon’s comprehensive portfolio of high quality products, you’ll find the widest spectrum of drone and multicopter components on the market. We offer everything from controllers like AURIX? and XMC?, to iMotion motor control, to XENSIV? sensors such as pressure, radar and magnetic and more – with the exception of one commodity, an IMU (inertial measurement units) for existing solutions. Take a moment to discover our game changing products.
As a key player in leading-edge projects towards autonomous flying vehicles solutions, we at Infineon offer game changing products, such as our XENSIV? sensor portfolio of 3D time of flight sensors, radar sensors, barometric pressure sensors, and 3D magnetic sensors. Our AURIX? microcontrollers are the controllers of choice in the automotive industry towards autonomous driving applications. With CoolGaN? we have the technology of choice in our portfolio, that will deliver cutting edge efficiency in driving motors of drones/multicopters.
Drone and multicopter system diagram
- The XMC4500 flying control board offers a full system solution for multicopter
- Up to 1MB Flash memory and 160kB RAM
- Math calculation and DSP capabilities for flight cruise control
- Outstanding analog/mixed signal features for open source inputs
- Interface for GPS (breakout board)
- Bluetooth interface possible (breakout board)
- High resolution pressure sensor for altitude stabilization
- Authentication with ORIGA? onboard
Development effort & cost reduction
Security & authentication
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Innovative drone solutions with AURIX? and CoolGaN?
Infineon AURIX? microcontrollers and CoolGaN? e-mode HEMTs deliver outstanding performance and the highest energy efficiency levels. Equipped with sixteen motors for full redundancy, AURIX? ensures complete flight control by simultaneously driving all electronic speed controllers (ESCs). The TriCore? architecture enhances the safety, security and reliability of different multicopter applications while Infineon’s CoolGaN? HEMTs enable highly efficient motor control. Accompanied by an appropriate driver IC portfolio, these cutting edge technologies open up new dimensions in speed, precision and flight times.
A glance into the future
In the fast-growing multicopter market, Infineon is showing signs of quickly becoming a one-stop-shop for existing drone applications. Why? Research and development for multicopters offers many synergies with projects such as autonomous driving and unmanned aerial vehicles, both of which could potentially revolutionize the market and our daily lives.
In years to come, as energy efficiency and reliability grow in importance, and as new capabilities push the limits of power management and reliability, Infineon is ready to assist you in designing the next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles.
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